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Panther Graph Reasoning

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"Genetic Variation Helps Rescue Endangered Panthers." Genetic Variation Helps Rescue Endangered Panthers. University of California - Berkeley, Dec. 2010. Web. 30 Mar. 2016. http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/news/101201_panthers.

What is the most likely reason for introducing the 8 Texas (TX) pumas as shown on the graph?

A

The Texas pumas were introduced as a predator to control the size of the Florida and Everglades panther populations.

B

The Texas pumas were being relocated to a climate more conducive to their adaptations. This was necessary due to climate change.

C

The Texas pumas were not purposely introduced, but accidently brought in by humans.

D

The Texas pumas provided competition for resources with the Florida and Everglades panthers.

E

The Texas pumas provided genetic diversity for the whole panther population to prevent inbreeding depression from occurring.